Although Ernest was fortunate enough to survive the Great War, the time he spent in Flanders Fields changed his life forever. Even today, the impact of these four historic years can still be felt, and for those of us interested in experiencing history firsthand there are numerous places to visit. To name but a few:
The Memorial Museum in Passchendaele, which lies just a stone’s throw away from where Ernest Wood was wounded in 1917, offers visitors a good idea of what life was like in the trenches via a collection of pictures, films, artefacts and dioramas.
The Talbot Housecan be found in Poperinge, which is another Belgian town where Ernest Wood was stationed. This museum used to be a clubhouse where soldiers of all ranks came for entertainment. In addition to the exhibitions, visitors also get to enjoy concert parties similar to those that took place during the war.
Story created on February 5, 2014